I get a lot of questions about my hair, so I thought I would do a whole post addressing it! If you only recently started following you might be living under the impression that I just have fabulous hair, and my extension girl and I would both thank you for that. But no, I have fusion extensions. I got them almost a month ago so I thought I would answer some questions I’ve gotten the last few weeks.
I get my extensions done by Miranda at Loves in the Hair and I seriously could not recommend her more. I chose Loves in the Hair mostly because hair extensions are insanely expensive, especially in Toronto and her prices were more reasonable. I definitely got an amazing value for money though, she did a fantastic job! She also has the sweetest french bulldog named Elvis that will sit with you while you get your hair done and I mean that alone is worth the price of admission. Now for the most common questions I’ve gotten..
How much do you have/what did it cost?
I have just over 100 grams of hair in a blend of two colours so it perfectly matches my natural colour. Miranda uses wholesale hair (still human hair, just not a name brand) so she can keep her costs low. My hair cost $370 in total, and I tipped on top of that.
What was the process of getting it done like?
My extensions are hot fusions, which basicaly means they melt the little glue nub at the top of the hair and mold it around two small strands of your real hair. The whole process took about 2.5/3 hours, including blending and styling. And no, it didn’t hurt to have them put in at all. It is normal to have a headache for a day or so after you get them because your scalp isn’t used to the extra weight, but I didn’t experience that. It did feel tight afterwards when I would put my hands on it, or when I put pressure on it like putting on a hat or laying down. It went away after 30 or so seconds though. Honestly it felt like when you take your hair out of a ponytail and your hair kind of hurts because it’s been pulled all day. You know what I mean?
Are they a hassle to have?
Not at all! I was worried they would be to be honest, but they’re only slightly more work than my real hair was. You have to use a good shampoo and conditioner, and you need to be careful not to get conditioner on your bonds, but a lot of people already do that anyway. The other thing is that you can’t leave your hair wet because the water will break down the keratin in your bonds, so you always have to blow dry your hair after you shower. This really bugged me in the beginning because I never did it before, but I’ve gotten used to it. Obviouly you’re not washing your hair every day anyway. The other thing is that you have to do some kind of styling every day so your real hair blends with your extensions. I thought this would really be a hassle because I used to be so guilty of air dry and go, but I’ve actually really liked it. Before I got extensions I wouldn’t spend time styling my hair on a regular day, but then I would spend all day self concious about how my hair looked. This way I’m forced to style my hair, but then I spend the next 3 days feeling like a babe with my Victoria Secret curls.
Please let me know if you guys have any other questions about extensions, I’d be happy to answer!